Friday, March 30, 2007

Trade Show #1

I just returned from the International Carwash Association's Car Care World Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. With over 10,000 attendees, this is
one heck of a good time.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I'd come up with a way of creatively marketing our color-themed product. You'll see in this photo that we used clear plastic (corrugated roofing) tubes to hold thousands of ISI imprinted stress balls. You can see in the second photo that we put a base on some of the tubes and used them as ball dispensers. We gave away 2000 balls the first day. We gave away another 1200 the next day and then we ran out! We've ordered 4000 more for the next show in Dallas (4/28-5/1). We also served 37 gallons of coffee the first day, 35 gallons the second day and 25 gallons the third day. And we gave away more than 1000 bags of coffee beans. You can see in the third picture the coffee service & clients taking balls out of our dispensers. All of this served to attract record traffic to our booth & thus we had a good show. I am glad to be home.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

We've Moved!

About 3 blocks. But it's a cool new place. I took a few pictures mid-move. Things are messy, but you can get a sense of what it looks like. We're sending out a "we've moved/christmas letter/photo" thing, so if you want to get it in the mail, send me an email or leave me a comment with your address! Special thanks to Rick/Ann, Phillip/Emily & Kristiane for all their hard work helping us move!